2007 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner
Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists: Best Practices presents the knowledge and tools the CNS needs to provide the best standards of practice and performance. It focuses on the role of the CNS in acute and critical care, emphasizing the relationship between critical care nursing, the patient, and the environment of care. Divided into 3 main sections, the framework of the book is based on the Scope and Standards of Practice for the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute and Critical Care and the AACN's synergy model. This book delivers up-to-date information for today's health care along with practical tools for the CNS in acute and critical care settings.
- Provides a current guide for the CNS' role in acute and critical care for the most up-to-date information.
- Reader-friendly presentation of information provides an easy reference that can be used in day-to-day practice.
- Discussion questions based on the CCNS blueprint assist in review for the certification examination, making this book a seminal reference for nurses taking the CCNS certification examination.
- Case studies present applied learning of the acute and critical care setting to prepare the reader for real-life situations.